The Mason Lions club met Tuesday, February 25th, for its regular weekly meeting. There were 41 members and five visitors in attendance. Among the visitors were two Mason High School seniors, Caitlyn Felts and Kelly Kothmann.
Lion Mark Lehmberg was responsible for the program and introduced Tony Plutino and Tonya Huston who spoke about the Imidido Project.
Tonya explained that she was a physical therapist and had seen a need to help treat and educate the people of Rwanda, Africa, about the problem they were experiencing with swelling and infection of their feet and legs. Tonya said this was caused by working in the fields bare footed. The soil contains high levels of silica from ancient volcanoes that works its way through the bottoms of their feet and interferes with the lymphatic system. Left untreated, this can cause loss of toes, feet and even legs.
Tonya founded the Imidido Project in 2009 and actually started treating and educating the people in 2012 after some fundraising. You can learn more about this, or contribute to her worthwhile efforts, by logging on to www.imididoproject.org or by mail at PO Box 1033, Mason, TX 76856.
The club’s next meeting will be held next Tuesday, March 4th, at noon at Willow Creek Cafe. The program will be the monthly business meeting.
The Mason Lion’s Club promotes sight conservation in our community. Anyone who has used eyeglasses to donate may give them to a Lions Club member or put them in collection boxes at the local banks. Also, if anyone needs financial assistance with eyeglasses, please speak to a local Lions Club member.